Visual Entertainment, Inc. (VEI) is well-known in North America for TV-DVD releases (in both the USA and Canada) of some highly acclaimed television shows, including Cagney & Lacey, The Equalizer, Nash Bridges, Hell's Kitchen, Diagnosis Murder, McMillan and Wife, In Search Of..., The Mod Squad,
John Byner's Bizarre
, (Chef Gordon) Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
, and many more. Now the Toronto-based studio is announcing that in the 3rd and 4th Quarters of 2015
they are releasing a huge slate of new TV-DVDs, and one of the classic television programs included in that slate will be Special Unit 2
A sci-fi drama that focuses on a special, deep cover Chicago Police department unit that has been formed to combat monsters and folklore characters threatening the city. Officers Nick O'Malley and Kate Benson played by Michael Landes and Alexondra Lee are in charge of this clandestine unit and have the responsibility to hunt down these threatening creatures from an outer world.
This show is just ONE item taken from a very impressive list of 12 named shows (see our eleven other news posts today for those items). NOTE that specific release dates have NOT BEEN SET so far...nor do we have details or package art at this time, either; just the heads-up to expect this release during the second half of the year. Also, VEI's president, Jeff Sprigg, notes that there are "Many More Releases Coming!
This UPN show ran for just 2 seasons starting in 2001, with only 19 regular weekly episodes produced in all (6 in the first season, and 13 in the second...plus there was an unaired pilot which typically isn't included in the episode count). The program developed a small but passionate following, and has been highly wanted on DVD release for years. VEI's upcoming plans to bring Special Unit 2
represent the first disc release for the show, whose guest stars include a pre-Smallville
Tom Welling, sci-fi icon Mark Sheppard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
's "Q": John de Lancie, Jack Coleman from Dynasty, Heroes
and the upcoming Heroes Reborn
, and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
and the just-released Avengers: Age of Ultron
). Stay tuned for updates, as further developments occur!